BJP received Rs 290 crore from electoral trusts in 2016-17, 89% of all donations

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The BJP accounted for 89% or Rs 290.22 crore of the donations made to political parties through electoral trusts in 2016-17, a report has revealed. Nine other parties received Rs 35.05 crore in total.

Electoral trusts are registered not-for-profit companies that facilitate “voluntary contributions” to a political party of the donor’s choice.

According to a report by the Association of Democratic Reforms (ADR), nine registered electoral trusts disbursed donations worth Rs 637.54 crore to political parties between 2013 and 2017, while six others donated Rs 325.27 crore.moneycontrol